In 2017, Canadian Hallmark employees participated in the “Home for Dinner” program in support of the Ronald McDonald House in Toronto. The employees provided volunteers and funds to prepare and pay for a dinner, which fed 130 family members. In all, the dinner donation totaled $1,500, with an additional monetary donation of $4,700 given to the Ronald McDonald House.
At Astellas, we’re committed to giving back and making a difference.
For National Volunteer Week, we’re celebrating the thousands of Astellas employees who donated more than 22,000 hours of their time in 2018 through our Changing Tomorrow Day and Take A Day initiatives. Our employees supported our community partners by knitting scarves for heart disease patients, preparing meals, assembling cancer care packages, and so much more.
Today’s leading corporate volunteer programs have one thing in common—they’re flexible and inclusive. Why? The benefits go deeper than you might think. When people can volunteer in a way that resonates with (and works for!) them, they’re more likely to participate. And that first interaction opens the opportunity to engage them in doing good year-round.
Five Extraordinary Volunteers Honored with Daily Point of Light Award
ATLANTA, April 8, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Points of Light, in partnership with The UPS Foundation and TEGNA, celebrates National Volunteer Week, April 7-13, 2019, through volunteer recognition and service events around the country. Each year, National Volunteer Week is celebration of the power of volunteers to tackle society’s greatest challenges, to build stronger communities and be a force that transforms the world.
Local Branch of National Nonprofit Keep America Beautiful® Partners with City of Newark on Great American Cleanup® Event; Winners of Love Your Block Mini-Grants Program Announced, Newark Residents Provided with Recycling Bins
NEWARK, N.J., April 6, 2019, /3BL Media/ – Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Keep America Beautiful-Newark, the new local branch of national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful®, held the city’s first volunteer Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup® event today in the city’s South Ward.
How Charles Schwab turned Volunteer Week into a cultural movement
Schwab Volunteer Week has become a key part of Charles Schwab’s culture. What started as one day of volunteering in seven cities has quickly spread to 170 communities, engaging nearly 7,000 employees and supporting 300 nonprofits across the country.
How did they create that kind of scale with a small team? And how is it helping them create greater impact all year round? Amanda Lenaghan, Senior Program Manager at Charles Schwab, shares her secrets to success in this blog.
Taking small, concrete actions to achieve big sustainability improvements
Tetra Tech was among the top winners honored at the Sustainable Pittsburgh Challenge (SPC) Finale and Awards Ceremony on March 21, 2019. The purpose of SPC is to increase sustainability practices by Pittsburgh businesses across seven major categories: social equity, energy, water, materials management, transportation, air quality, and engagement. More than 100 employers in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, region participated in the challenge and were evaluated on 2,209 sustainability actions over a 13-month period that began in January 2018.
SCE’s Foodservice Technology Center recently hosted students from Chino and Chino Hills High Schools for a course in maximizing kitchen space.
Students from Chino High School and Chino Hills High School may not have felt like they were in a classroom, especially since they got to make their own pizzas and eat them afterward.
But that’s exactly what they got: a lesson in energy-efficiency and maximizing the space in your kitchen.
These culinary students recently toured Southern California Edison’s Foodservice Technology Center and learned about the latest in energy-efficient kitchen equipment, including induction ranges, steamers and rapid cook ovens.